Review: Doctor Who: Big Finish Audio: Destiny of the Doctor (The Complete Adventure)

destiny-completeThe Eleventh Doctor needs help from his former selves – but each of them is involved in his own story…

Back in 2013, there was a special Doctor Who story, that featured all 11 Time Lords, appearing monthly. The series, a team up between AudioGO and Big Finish, hit problems when AudioGO went under, with Big Finish picking up the reins to complete the set. A limited edition of the CD set was released but was quickly snapped up. Now in partnership with Bastei Lubbe, a new edition of the set is available.

Each of the individual stories is separately reviewed on this site, and the documentary, hosted by producer John Ainsworth, provides a good overview of the creation of the series, with contributions from the majority of the writers and principal actors. There’s inevitably some recapitulation of stories that long term fans know well, but there’s also some surprising moments (Janet Fielding’s explanation for her absence from the audio series, for example).

AudioGO’s Michael Stevens’ love for Doctor Who shines through, and it’s been good to see him back at the helm of BBC Audio with their reinvigorated ranges in the aftermath of the difficulties.

If you missed out on this first time round, then nab a copy of this quickly: it’s certainly well worth the special price that Big Finish are currently offering it at.

Verdict: A year long celebration of the Doctor which is more than the sum of its parts. 8/10

Paul Simpson

Click here to order the box set from Big Finish

Click on the relevant Doctor for a review of their story:

First Doctor / Second Doctor / Third Doctor / Fourth Doctor

Fifth Doctor / Sixth Doctor / Seventh Doctor / Eighth Doctor

Ninth Doctor / Tenth Doctor / Eleventh Doctor


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